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A Family-Friendly Bike Vacation

Tour Albuquerque on Two Wheels

Albuquerque has an extensive network of bicycle routes, trails and bike-friendly streets. With 16 miles of paved multi-use trails uninterrupted by roadway running along the Rio Grande, bike-friendly streets throughout Old Town and easy, leisurely bike paths connecting the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach, Albuquerque makes for the ultimate family biking destination. 


Albuquerque has 400 miles of accessible bike lanes and routes throughout the city, and serves as a true hub for a great family-friendly biking experience. 

See an interactive bike map.

The 16-mile, paved, multi-use Paseo del Bosque Trail is one of the best places to explore on two wheels in Albuquerque. 

Start out at Tingley Beach, a collection of outdoor fishing lakes, and take the paved trail to the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden for a full day of family fun. 

If you'd prefer a guided tour, Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals is perfect for you. With daily tours like the ABQ Historic River Bike Tour or the ABQ Urban Art Bike Tour, you'll get a whole new perspective on Albuquerque. 


Albuquerque boasts some of the most unique places to stay in the country. Our recommendations for accommodations that offer easy and convenient access to your next cycling adventure include:

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town offers easy access to the Paseo del Bosque Trail, Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, Free-to-Roam eBiking, the many museums in Old Town and great food. 

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn also features easy access to Old Town bike paths, the Paseo del Bosque Trail and all that Old Town Albuquerque has to offer.  


Even with 400 miles of bike trails, you'll have to jump off your bike at some point. Albuquerque has an abundance of fun things to do. A few of our top recommendations for families in Albuquerque include: 

Unique Museums

Albuquerque is full of some of the most unique museums you'll ever see. From a museum dedicated to rattlesnakes to museums with interactive science and math exhibits, Old Town's museums are fun and easy to access on bikes from an Old Town hotel. 

The American International Rattlesnake Museum, the Albuquerque Museum, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Explora and the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park are all located conveniently in the Old Town area


New Mexico is home to one of America's most cherished regional cuisines, so it's no surprise that food is one of the things that people remember most about a trip to Albuquerque. Some of the best places to grab a bite on a weekend full of bike riding include:

Church Street Café

Bike on over to Church Street Café for authentic New Mexican cuisine located conveniently in Old Town. 

Shark Reef Café at the ABQ BioPark

Grab a bite at the Shark Reef Café to watch fish swim by as you eat your meal!

Sawmill Market

Sawmill Market is the state’s first artisanal food hall and is easy to access on foot or bike to from any Old Town hotel. 


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